css server cvar survey 2012

The survey was taken July 2012 and is just a snapshot of what server admins were using in the below "rates" commands, so I could get a grip on what to put in my server and the CSS server config maker on my site. Some servers did not have the commands but basically the target amount was around 14,300  servers running CSS most had 16-32 slots.

I have some comments in the "Notes" column but they are just personal opinions = fun. There is no right and wrong here, what you are looking at is what server admins are using. It would depend on their equipment, bandwidth, slots, and how well they test.

It is interesting to see what others are doing even if it seems wacky... like sv_maxrate 1048576. That seems very strange to me for servers I have run in the past, especially if you combined it with sv_minrate 35000, I don't think many players would be joining your server with rates like that 90% would have to be lagging :)

Even sv_maxrate 100000 seems too high. But... it is the #1 choice as far as I can see, there must be some awesome servers with 12 slots on some mighty fast connections, maybe I am playing on the wrong servers!

 

What do most steam users have for a ISP speed connection? Well VALVe do survey that, (click on Network speed link) as of July 2012 it was...

 

... quite a few in the top end as you can see.

 

Anyway... this is just a bit of fun, have a look what other admins set in CSS servers, you will at least get a giggle out of it...

 

Counter Strike:Source Server cvar survey  
sv_maxrate How many servers have this value? % of the Total Most popular 5 Notes
0 2,693 18.75% 3 def ....maybe these guys are just lazy?
1000 31 0.22%
1500 0 0.00%
2000 0 0.00%
2500 0 0.00%
3000 0 0.00%
3500 0 0.00%
4000 0 0.00%
4500 0 0.00%
5000 35 0.24%
5500 0 0.00%
6000 3 0.02%
6500 0 0.00%
7000 10 0.07%
7500 11 0.08%
8000 15 0.10%
8500 0 0.00%
9000 4 0.03%
9999 40 0.28%
10000 67 0.47%
15000 20 0.14%
20000 1,293 9.00% 5  
25000 3,636 25.32% 2 For low spec pub server?
30000 1,569 10.92% 4  
35000 332 2.31% 6  
40000 44 0.31%
45000 87 0.61%
50000 248 1.73% 7 Recommended for public servers?
55000 3 0.02%
60000 72 0.50%
65000 4 0.03%
70000 30 0.21%
75000 17 0.12%
80000 16 0.11% This is around the upper limit for Orangebox?
85000 1 0.01%
90000 50 0.35%
95000 5 0.03%
99999 7 0.05%
100000 3,859 26.87% 1 Seems to high?
150000 6 0.04%
250000 5 0.03%
1048576 149 1.04% Some say... this is the upper limit?
Total servers 14,362  

 

 

Counter Strike:Source Server cvar survey  
sv_minrate How many servers have this value? % of the Total Most popular 5 Notes
0 1,490 10.49% 3 def...oh come on guys you are not even trying :)
1000 70 0.49%
1500 4 0.03%
2000 82 0.58%
2500 1,764 12.42% 2 56K guys taken care of here!
3000 105 0.74%
3500 532 3.74% 7  
4000 163 1.15%
4500 209 1.47%
5000 506 3.56% 8  
5500 1 0.01%
6000 30 0.21%
6500 61 0.43%
7000 49 0.34%
7500 490 3.45% 9 Recommended for public servers? Nice low setting for your slow internet pals? Seems right for 256K players 128K?
8000 81 0.57%
8500 0 0.00%
9000 205 1.44%
9999 13 0.09%
10000 455 3.20% 10  
15000 771 5.43% 6  
20000 4,123 29.02% 1  
25000 1,194 8.40% 4  
30000 552 3.89%
35000 855 6.02% 5 Hmmm... This is too high for pubs? Even a good connection will lag here?
40000 14 0.10%
45000 4 0.03%
50000 48 0.34%
55000 28 0.20%
60000 48 0.34%
65000 0 0.00%
70000 74 0.52%
75000 6 0.04%
80000 0 0.00%
85000 0 0.00%
90000 0 0.00%
95000 0 0.00%
100000 179 1.26% "You are kidding me" range?
Total servers 14,206      

 

 

Counter Strike:Source Server cvar survey    
sv_maxupdaterate How many servers have this value? % of the Total Most popular 5 Notes
0 0 0.00%
10 0 0.00%
15 0 0.00%
20 1 0.01%
25 0 0.00%
30 10 0.12% 5  
33 3 0.04%
35 0 0.00%
40 0 0.00%
45 0 0.00%
50 0 0.00%
55 0 0.00%
60 60 0.71% 2  
65 0 0.00%
66 8,320 97.79% 1 Recommended for public servers?
67 10 0.12%
70 0 0.00%
75 0 0.00%
80 0 0.00%
85 0 0.00%
90 0 0.00%
95 0 0.00%
99 2 0.02%
100 57 0.67% 3  
101 42 0.49% 4  
105 0 0.00%
110 0 0.00%
115 0 0.00%
120 3 0.04%
125 0 0.00%
Total servers 8,508      

 

 

Counter Strike:Source Server cvar survey    
sv_minupdaterate How many servers have this value? % of the Total Most popular 5 Notes
0 3 0.04%
10 521 6.25% 3  
15 1 0.01%
20 380 4.56% 4 Recommended for public servers?
25 1 0.01%
30 3,977 47.69% 1 Recommended for public servers? Not sure, 20 may be better to test first.
33 239 2.87% 5  
35 3 0.04%
40 238 2.85%
45 33 0.40%
50 175 2.10%
55 6 0.07%
60 57 0.68%
64 7 0.08%
65 23 0.28%
66 2,426 29.09% 2  
67 52 0.62%
70 68 0.82%
75 4 0.05%
80 14 0.17%
85 0 0.00%
90 0 0.00%
95 0 0.00%
99 5 0.06%
100 103 1.24%
101 4 0.05%
105 0 0.00%
110 0 0.00%
115 0 0.00%
120 0 0.00%
125 0 0.00%
Total servers 8,340      

 

 

Counter Strike:Source Server cvar survey    
sv_maxcmdrate How many servers have this value? % of the Total Most popular 5 Notes
0 0 0.00%
10 0 0.00%
15 0 0.00%
20 0 0.00%
25 0 0.00%
30 3 0.04%
33 6 0.07%
35 0 0.00%
40 9 0.11% 5  
45 0 0.00%
50 2 0.02%
55 0 0.00%
60 1 0.01%
64 0 0.00%
65 0 0.00%
66 8,374 98.88% 1 Recommended for public servers?
67 12 0.14% 2  
70 0 0.00%
75 0 0.00%
80 0 0.00%
85 0 0.00%
90 0 0.00%
95 0 0.00%
99 2 0.02%
100 49 0.58% 3  
101 11 0.13% 4  
105 0 0.00%
110 0 0.00%
115 0 0.00%
120 0 0.00%
125 0 0.00%
Total servers 8,469      

 

 

Counter Strike:Source Server cvar survey    
sv_mincmdrate How many servers have this value? % of the Total Most popular 5 Notes
0 16 0.19%
10 1,017 12.17% 3  
15 2 0.02%
20 47 0.56%
25 0 0.00%
30 3,903 46.72% 1 Recommended for public servers?
33 236 2.82% 4  
35 4 0.05%
40 223 2.67% 5  
45 33 0.40%
50 158 1.89%
55 6 0.07%
60 36 0.43%
64 7 0.08%
65 22 0.26%
66 2,397 28.69% 2  
67 59 0.71%
70 68 0.81%
75 4 0.05%
80 15 0.18%
85 0 0.00%
90 0 0.00%
95 0 0.00%
99 4 0.05%
100 84 1.01%
101 13 0.16%
105 0 0.00%
110 0 0.00%
115 0 0.00%
120 0 0.00%
125 0 0.00%
Total servers 8,354      

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